NCAAB Game Recap - Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM EST

KansSt
66
Baylor
85
F
Dayt
62
GMas
55
F
ColSt
60
SDSU
66
F
Duke
101
Wake
113
F(2OT)
KY
69
TexAM
60
F
Miss
58
Aub
67
F
Iowa
70
MSU
78
F
TxTch
51
Okla
65
F
TCU
59
IaSt
65
F
DeP
67
Xav
78
F
Buff
69
Ohio
80
F
MiaO
61
Kent
74
F
NIU
73
E MI
71
F
LaSal
49
David
74
F
Toled
93
CenMI
81
F
Akr
60
BGSU
78
F
W MI
61
Ball
71
F
MOSt
74
Valpa
89
F
Drake
60
LoyIL
64
F
Tul
57
Tuls
62
F
Mem
53
SMU
58
F
Nev
73
Wyo
68
F
Clem
59
GaTec
68
F
Alab
73
MisSt
80
F
NCSU
79
UNC
85
F
SJSU
56
UtSt
94
F

Feb 25, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Northern Illinois (17-11)

37

36

73

Eastern Michigan (15-13)

37

34

71

German's 3-pointer helps N. Illinois beat E. Michigan 73-71
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:04 PM

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Eugene German hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, including the go-ahead 3 with 8.9 seconds left, and tied his season best with 27 points to help Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night.

German, NIU's all-time leading scorer, has 2,141 career points and moved past David Kool - who scored 2,122 for Western Michigan from 2006-10 - into sixth on the Mid-American Conference's career list.

Tyler Cochran and Ziare Mateen scored 15 points apiece for Northern Illinois (17-11, 10-5). Cochran made 7 of 11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds and Mateen made a career-best five 3s.

Trendon Hankerson hit a 3-pointer to trim NIU's deficit to 71-70 with 17 seconds left and Darius Beane blocked Ty Groce's layup attempt on the other end. Hankerson grabbed the rebound, dribbled to half court and hit German for the winner from NBA range.

Eastern Michigan jumped to a 22-5 lead about nine minutes into the game and, although German hit a 3-pointer that made it 37-all at halftime, the Eagles never trailed until the closing seconds.

Thomas Binelli hit six 3s and finished with 26 - both career highs - for EMU (15-13, 5-10). Boubacar Toure had his 11th double-double of the season, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

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Leaders

Northern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Daow 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Scott 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eastern Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Morgan 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. King 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

NIU E MI
Points For 73 71
Field Goals 27/59-46% 22/52-42%
Three Pointers 14/33-42% 7/22-32%
Free Throws 5/7-71% 20/28-71%
Offensive Rebounds 15 12
Defensive Rebounds 20 17
Rebounds 38 33
Blocks 5 4
Steals 3 7
Turnovers 12 6
Personal Fouls 20 9
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NIU Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 E MI 68 @ NIU 71 C. Barnes 2 G. Daow 2
Tue Feb 25 NIU 73 @ E MI 71 L. James 3 C. James 3

Game Information

Stadium: Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Attendance: 1,378
Game Time: